The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind

The PTCB Logo: A sailboat over gentle waves with the words 'The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind' in the upper right-hand corner.

Welcome to the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB). We are blind people empowering blind people to be employed, independent and free.

PTCB’s Response to COVID-19

Find out what PTCB is doing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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About

The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind (PTCB) is a grassroots charitable organization, that serves blind, deafblind and low vision adults in Greater Victoria and elsewhere of all ages from young adults to older seniors.

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Training Programs

We deliver our main program, Blind People In Charge, at the centre, currently located in downtown Victoria. We provide non-visual training in: tactile skills, including Braille; orientation and travel training with the long white cane; daily living skills such as cooking and cleaning; technology such as computer and iPhone use without sight; and employment readiness.

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The Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project

The Bowen Island Recreation, Training and Meeting Centre Project is an initiative of the PTCB and the Camp Bowen Society to create a recreation, training and meeting centre on Bowen Island, BC to house a ten-month intensive blindness/Deafblindness skills training program from September to June and summer independence camps during July and August.

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Media

From time to time, the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is featured in the media.

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Get Involved

We appreciate your desire to help. The only question is, how do you want to help us? There are several ways.

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Donate

The PTCB funds the bulk of its operations through grant awards and donations from the general public.

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Supporters

Programs at the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind are made possible through the generosity of our supporters.

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Contact Us

We would love to hear from you. For more information or to arrange a visit, please contact us